An undergraduate who once had dreams of doing stem cell research, Tyler Wilson now sees himself as a business entrepreneur thanks to an online bachelor’s in business administration.
“I wanted to find an accredited business program that was online and offered a high quality educational experience. Ball State met all of those criteria.”
BECOMING A LEADER WITH BALL STATE ONLINE
Even before he logged into his first online course, Tyler Wilson knew he would be comfortable in an online classroom.
“I’m very engaged, self-motivated, self-directed,” says Wilson, a student in Ball State’s online bachelor’s in business administration and an analyst in the claims department of an insurance company in Carmel, Indiana. “I prefer the online classroom because I like being able to pause lectures or skip around to material that I need to hear again.”
A self-described “entrepreneur,” Wilson sees himself as a future business exec. “I would like to become a leader who helps create the vision and overall strategy of the company,” he says. “I’d like to mentor other people and help them realize their own career goals.”
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MEANS BROAD FOCUS
Transitioning into Ball State’s bachelor’s in business administration was ideal because he was able to transfer in 50 credit hours from two universities previously attended, even though his original major was in biology. And he could complete exams online.
“Being a senior now, I am glad I chose the business administration program because I was exposed to so many different areas of business,” he says. Wilson graduated in December 2015.
“The coursework has given me a big picture of how a company operates,” says Wilson. “The different areas of business I’m learning – accounting, finance, operations, management – help me to understand what makes a company successful.”